IN THE RUBRIC "NEW NAME" Once a week, we talk about promising newcomers: musicians, directors, artists and other creative people - that is, everyone whose name appears more and more often in the pages of magazines, in social media feeds and in our conversations, and who is clearly on the verge of great success. Today's article will focus on the actress Gaby Hoffmann, whose heroines from the TV series "Louis", "Girls" and "Transparent", once seen, it is difficult to get out of my head.
played in the TV series "Girls"
Strictly speaking, Gaby Hoffmann is not a newbie at all, but it has only recently become truly famous. Gaby started her acting career at a very young age to pay her mother's bills, then she starred, then studied, then lived God knows where. As a result, Hoffmann received a kind of revival when she herself did not expect it (or expected, then congratulations on a thoughtful decision), starring in "Louis" and "Girls". The new comedy series, with their uncompromising nature, have become as good a breeding ground for actors as independent films - just look at Adam Driver, who shot after Lena Dunham took him to Girls. But not by Adam alone.
Gaby plays his sister, Caroline, in the series: a strange, sometimes unpleasant girl with the manners of a city madman. The metamorphoses lurking in Hoffmann's heroine turn the image of a freak into a multi-layered character that is difficult to assess unambiguously. The viewer cannot figure out Caroline: as soon as the heroine gives an opinion about herself, she immediately changes, for example, gives out some kind of sincere wisdom. And now you are already ashamed of your attitude towards the character, who turned out to be not as flat and simple as you first thought.
As a child, Hoffmann lived in the Manhattan Chelsea hotel - it is clear that it would be impossible to leave such a childhood as a boring man in the street. Gaby says in an interview that what was considered the norm throughout America was branded strange in her circle. At one time, there was even a sitcom on TV, inspired by the life of Hoffmann in the 80s, but it did not go beyond six episodes. The actress can be surprised to find on the sidelines, for example in "Sleepless in Seattle", but the real breakthrough happened when Gaby began to play a conventional version of an adult herself. It was not for nothing that after the "Girls" they suddenly remembered about her: we have not seen such a completely alien girl by modern television standards for a long time. On the screen, Hoffmann looks even stranger than Lena Dunham, although in fact he just shows sensitivity to the world without unnecessary pathos, albeit with a fair amount of narcissism. In the recent Amazon series "Transparent," Gaby plays a different facet of the same role and does it brilliantly.
The new roles allowed the actress to outgrow her own childish image of a wise precocious angel and become a mirror of modern youth. It is not necessary to call her a scammer, but Gabi, like her heroine, spent most of the time completely unsure of what to do with herself. Her most recent film hits include Sebastian Silva's hallucinogenic film Crystal Faerie and the Magic Cactus, where she co-starred with Michael Cera; the actress also promised that to our delight she will return in the new season of Girls, and this will happen very soon.
Gaby Hoffmann embarks on a hallucinogenic journey as Crystal Faerie